Welcome to Fort Gratiot Township, Michigan!

FORT GRATIOT CELEBRATES 150 YEARS IN 2016! HAPPY SESQUICENTENNIAL!

With nature preserves, trails, ponds, bike paths, parks, beaches, and recreation areas, Fort Gratiot has plenty for people to enjoy all four seasons. Fort Gratiot Township is also home to the largest commercial corridor in St. Clair County. Fort Gratiot Township Has It All…Small Town Charm With Big City Opportunities!

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SEASONAL HELP WANTED
We are accepting applications for two seasonal employees to work April 1-October 31, at a minimum rate of $10.00 per hour, average of 35 hours per week (days and hours will vary, includes evenings and weekends.) Details can be found under Job Openings on the left.

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HELP WANTED! And a note from our Clerk, Robert C. Crawford:
The Fort Gratiot Clerk’s office is accepting applications for Election Inspectors for the Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Working the day of the election starts early (6 AM) and the day ends when everything is done, which sometimes can be as late as 10 PM or later. It’s a long day. Although the polls are open for voting from 7 AM – 8 PM, there is prep work before the first voter arrives and tallying up the results after the last voter leaves. Election Inspectors are paid $140 for the day, are responsible for their own meals, should plan to remain at the polling place the entire day, and get to watch history be made.

Selected candidates to become Election Inspectors must attend election training provided by the Fort Gratiot Clerk’s office. Election Inspectors are compensated $10 for attending this meeting. You must be at least 17 years of age (NHS students – we’re looking at you!) and there are even ways to fund raise for your non-profit by serving. If you and/or others in your service group would like to work the election, your compensation can be sent directly to your service group. For more info for service groups, please call Rob Crawford at (810) 385-4489.

Applications are available in the Fort Gratiot main lobby or by clicking here. Please return your completed application to the Fort Gratiot Township Clerk before February 10th @ 4:30 PM.

Rob Crawford, CMMC, CMC

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WEEKLY RECYCLING BEGAN JANUARY 5TH & 6TH, 2016!
Our services in 2015 cost $151.21 and included weekly trash, biweekly recycling and seasonal (April-November) yard waste pickup. The Township Board set the 2016 assessment at $150 and beginning January 5th and 6th, 2016, recycling is now picked up weekly.

As a reminder, clear bags should not be used for trash. Also, only clear glass can be recycled. If you place your trash in your driveway, looking at your house from the road, please place your trash on the left side of your driveway and your recycling on the right. All materials should be out by 7AM because routes can be adjusted due to weather and personnel and your truck may come at a different time than normal. Please make sure that your bags can be seen if they are not in a container; snow can conceal the white bags with a minimal amount of snowfall.

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Have you checked out the 2016 Winter Recreation Program Brochure? Visit the Port Huron City Recreation Website to check out all of the class offerings for kids and adults. Through a cooperative agreement between the City of Port Huron of Fort Gratiot Charter Township, Fort Gratiot residents are eligible for the Port Huron resident rates (listed as “Resident Fee” in program guides) for all programs and events.

Online registration is also available!

Click here to sign up for text alerts from the City of Port Huron Recreation Department.

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The new municipal center is now open!  We are still organizing and waiting for a few items to be delivered, but we are ready to serve you.

We will post an open house date as soon as it is set. In the meantime, feel free to stop by and visit us – we’ll be happy to show you the progress!

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Burning permits are required and are issued on an annual (January 1 – December 31) basis. Please contact the fire department at (810) 385-5666 for more information.

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Fort Gratiot won $25,000 from PetSafe to build a dog park! Thanks for barking!

Fort Gratiot is 1 of 16 finalists nationwide in a contest that saw over 1,000 communities nominated in the PetSafe Bark For Your Park competition, and is the ONLY community in Michigan!

The proposeddog park location is on a parcel we already own that was generously donated to us by the McIntyre Family. The park was initially going to include soccer fields, but due to wetlands on the 29 acre site, the design was too difficult and would only be able to accommodate 2 fields that would be separated by wetlands. The property is situated between Parker Road and the Kettlewell Pond, south of the Fort Gratiot Pond (Scarecrow Saturday park) and is adjacent to the bike path. We are planning to have a section open in late spring, early summer, 2016.

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